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Hypersonic weapon setback after USAF missile prototype fails to launch

Artist's concept of the AGM-183A hypersonic missile

The US Air Force’s long anticipated first powered flight test of the AGM-183A Air-launched Rapid Response Weapon (ARRW) hypersonic missile was scrubbed this week when the booster vehicle failed to launch from the B-52H Stratofortress bomber. The eighth flight test on April 5, 2021 in the skies over the Point Mugu Sea Range in California ended with the missile returning to base still attached to the mothership.

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